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Cleveland Metroparks will open Royalview Trail,
a new natural surface trail, in Mill Stream Run
Reservation in Strongsville. A short press conference will be
held on Friday, June 15 at 2 p.m. with a ceremonial first ride to
follow. The 10.1-mile trail network will accommodate mountain bikes
and hikers on a �single track� trail that winds throughout a wooded
area near Royalview Picnic Area and includes two boardwalks,
covering more than 900 feet combined, and 34 bridges.
The trail cost about $50,000 and took nine months to build with
the help of the Student Conservation Association, in-house staff
and more than 100 dedicated volunteers that donated 1,870 hours of
�The Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association rallied their
members to help build this trail for the community to enjoy,� said
Cleveland Metroparks Executive Director Brian Zimmerman.
�Trails are a significant resource for our park visitors. In
a recent survey, nearly three quarters reported walking or hiking
in Cleveland Metroparks and almost a third said biking was their
The Royalview Trail is the second trail built for use by
mountain bikers. The first was built in Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation in 2007 and is 2.5 miles in length.
Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,
EDITOR'S NOTE: Members of the media are
invited on Friday, June 15 at 2 p.m. for remarks, interviews and
photo/video opportunities. Royalview Trail is located adjacent to
Royalview Picnic Area - located off Royalview Lane in Mill Stream
Run Reservation, off Valley Parkway, just south of Royalton
Road/Route 82 in Strongsville.